BCA Expands Equity Research Offerings with New Emerging Market Equity Service

Aug 10 2016 | 9:37pm ET

Independent institutional research provider BCA Research has launched a new service that expands the company’s emerging market offerings. 

BCA’s EM Equity Sector Strategy (EMES) is a new service that provides investors with actionable research, analytics and investment recommendations within the emerging markets equity market, the company said in a statement. It continues a rapid expansion of BCA’s mid-market strategy offerings, which include the company’s Technology Sector Strategy and Energy Sector Strategy services.

EMES is led by chief strategist Garry Evans, a 30-year veteran of the financial markets and Asia Pacific strategist. The new service combines BCA’s proprietary macroeconomic framework with industry expertise, fundamental company analysis, and quantitative modeling to identify unique insights and actionable investment opportunities that are applicable to a broad range of risk profiles and investor requirements.

The new service delivers in-depth investment cases and market updates on a weekly basis, regular analyst access and a unique online toolset, including a database and a proprietary model that scores and ranks every country/sector pair to identify opportunities within the EM markets, BCA said.

“While the macro environment for emerging markets remain problematical, valuations in some EM sectors are very attractive and investors need more help than ever to identify bottom-up opportunities among sectors, and stocks, while mitigating downside risks,” said Bashar AL-Rehany, CEO of BCA Research, in the statement. “We have developed a service that will add significant value to any EM investor, both in terms of generating investment ideas, and through the innovative suite of quantitative data that we provide.”

The launch of EMES is the second in a series of additions planned over the next six months to support BCA’s expansion from macro to mid (sector) and micro (bottom-up) research, all delivered through BCA’s well-regarded Edge platform. 

Founded in 1949 and headquartered in Montreal, BCA Research is a leading independent provider of global investment research. The company provides leading-edge analysis and forecasts of all the major asset classes and economies to investment professionals and multi-national corporations across six continents.

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